“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Friday, June 01, 2007

Bloggity Goodness

UPDATE: I goofed. GFB is in Austin. - PS

Terrific San Antonio blogger Grits For Breakfast has a great catch about AG Greg Abbott: "Good news: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is standing down, for now, on the demand that Google turn over information that could help Bexar County probation director Bill Fitzgerald identify anonymous dissidents on his staff who want to start a labor union."

I am sure that director Bill Fitzgerald was just seeking the identities of anonymous employee blog commenters to ask them how he can work hard to improve their work experience.

Uh, huh. Can you say, retaliation?

As the decidererererererer says, "Freedom isn't free". Free speech under totalitarian rethugs waving the bill of rights around for gun ownership, and religious freedom, then throwing it in the trash for everything else isn't free either.

Republicans are somehow energized by retaliation and punishment against any slight, real or imagined.

This is another example of precisely why being anonymous is important, just ask Mrs. Silence Dogood.

(BTW, the name Dogood was invented to pick on the venerable Cotton Mather, Robertson and Falwells predecessor, and rigid Puritan priest, who wrote the "Essays to do Good", and then aided the prosecution in the hanging of 19 innocents as witches in Salem, MA. Gallows Hill was about 5 blocks from my old apartment in Salem. A COOL place to visit midnight on Halloween!)

-Prodigal Son